Community champions nominated for PFA award
Tue 24 April 2018, 10:00|Tottenham Hotspur
A trophy is awarded to a player in every Premier League, English Football League and Women’s Super League Club who has gone the extra mile in support of good causes within their community over the course of the season.
This season, Dele launched the Tottenham Hotspur Community Football League, which runs every Friday night with the aim of reducing crime and anti-social behaviour within the London Borough of Haringey. As his role as an Ambassador for the ‘Rays of Sunshine’ charity, Dele attended an activity day at Evelina London Children’s Hospital where he met seriously ill young people and took part in a range of arts and craft activities.
As well as playing for the Spurs Ladies first team, Renee is a football coach with the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and has worked to promote female football participation in Haringey and Brent. This season, she has set up free weekly walking football sessions and delivers regular football sessions for girls aged between five and 11. Renee is also supportive of youth projects in the community and recently judged Broadwater Farm Children Centre’s bi-annual Talent Show in Tottenham alongside the Mayor of Haringey, Cllr Stephen Mann.
John Hudson, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at the PFA, said: “The PFA believes that players who make that extra effort and contribution during the season should be recognised for their support and involvement in the local community. The Award will hopefully raise awareness of the great contribution and importance many of our members attached to their roles off the pitch. We would like to offer our congratulations to this season’s recipients of the 2017-18 Community Champion Award."